I Will Take You
Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 6:7
What a beautiful promise it is:
“I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.”
One of our most fundamental needs is to be loved and to be accepted.
This was especially true of a people who had long ago been the recipients of either love or acceptance. They were merely a commodity; a possession to used and abused and, if necessary, discarded.
Israel was not yet a nation with a king. They were without prophets or priests of note. They were slaves, and nothing more.
Then, Moses came, back to the land of Pharaoh from which he had earlier fled as a fugitive.
He had news – wonderful, life giving, and life restoring news.
God had seen their misery, God cared, and God was ready to intervene.
Then the promise: “I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.”
History was made that day, even before the first miracle, the first plague, the crossing of the Red Sea, the exodus to the Promised Land. History was made, and the world was forever changed, because God “took” the people as His own.
God still is reaching out, in similar ways, to take those whom He loves under His wing. He is still offering release from captivity and freedom of bondage. He is still taking others as His people, and offering to be their God.
The only question is do they hear His call? Do we?